Abraham Riesman, “The Case for Midi-Chlorians”:
Perhaps the Jedi had thunk themselves into utter stupidity on an array of matters. Midi-chlorians were just one manifestation of their high-minded idiocy. From that point of view, the prequels are a tragedy about well-intentioned intellectuals whose myopic condescension led them onto a path of war and self-immolation.
“How did the Jedi get so much wrong?” is an underrated (and maybe underexamined) storyline in the prequels.